QIC Office, Melbourne
The Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) is a government-owned investment company which delivers optimum long-term investment outcomes for their clients. They sought to design a workplace that aligned with their level of service and client-focused business ethos. The new workspace was designed specifically to bring the team together and accommodate all divisions of the QIC brand. The primary goal was to unite the team, moving them from 2 siloed and underutilised floorplates to a more suited single floor, whilst challenging the current convention around dedicated desk-based working. Creating a 'united team' saw the design of the floorplate come together around a number of centralised social spaces which provide for cross-pollination opportunities between groups and allowed for the space to be customised over time to suit the ever changing project and resulting workspace needs. The design saw staff able to easily move between and select the location and working style they preferred day to day, promoting the freedom of choice, inclusivity within the workspace and adaptability for the future. Sustainability was a key driver in material & supplier selection focusing on supporting local Melbourne makers and artists. The palette has been selected to make the team feel at home, the space feels warm and inviting on arrival and is consistent across all spaces, allowing a harmonious journey for users throughout the workplace. The design reflects QIC's quality and attention to detail they provide to their clients.